Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant | O'Neill's Bar and Grill | Yama Sushi on the Lake | Hatam Restaurant | Nice Hair Salon

Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant: Dinner With a View Just a Short Distance From Eaves Lake Forest

For an authentic Italian meal with a view, make your way to Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant. If you're lucky enough to score a seat at one of the tables on the patio, you can take in a view of the lake while dining at this Mission Viejo eatery.

Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant opened in 1984 and the chain now has four locations. Lucky for you, one is just a short trip away from Eaves Lake Forest. Guests say that the portions here are generous, so you might even take home leftovers. If you're looking for recommendations from regulars, try the chicken parmigiana or the eggplant parmigiana. Seafood lovers might be interested in the fresh clams or jumbo scallops. There are plenty more items on the menu, including pizza, steak, and pasta. If you'd like Peppino's Italian Family Restaurant to take care of the food at your next big event, inquire about the catering services.

Peppino’s Italian Family Restaurant
27782 Vista Del Lago
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 859-9556

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Elegant Seafood and Striking Views Await O'Neill's Bar and Grill Near Eaves Lake Forest

If it's a nice day, you should dine al fresco at O'Neill's Bar and Grill. After all, the restaurant's patio overlooks the 18th hole at the Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club in Mission Viejo, so your lunch or dinner will come with a side of striking views. However, the dining room also offers a chic, upscale setting, so even if it's rainy or cool you can enjoy a meal at O'Neill's.

Don't skip the starters here. They include everything from kabocha squash ravioli to shrimp stuffed with crab and smothered with a garlic-laced cream sauce. The decadent appetizers may lead the way, but entrees are even heartier. Try the Alaskan black cod, which comes with fingerling potatoes, or the Scottish salmon cooked on a cedar plank with almond brown butter. The seafood dishes share space on the menu with other meat-based entrees, including the unique coffee-crusted filet medallion in cabernet sauce and the maple pork loin with a pine nut picada. Make the short drive from Eaves Lake Forest to O'Neill's for a fancy dinner and pretty views.

O'Neill's Bar and Grill
Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club
26772 Avery Parkway
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 305-51001

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Yama Sushi on the Lake Near Eaves Lake Forest: Don't Miss the Samurai Burrito Roll

Yama Sushi on the Lake, not far from Eaves Lake Forest, has a dinner combination entree for every month, but you can order any and all of them no matter the season. Patrons highly recommend the August, a medley of sushi and tempura with miso soup, rice, and salad, as well as the November, which pairs the same sides with lemon pepper salmon and sashimi.

However, you can also sample sushi and other creative Japanese foods a la carte. According to regulars, the potato shrimp and ahi poppers are two of the best appetizers on the menu. When it comes to sushi rolls, they give high marks to the Samurai Burrito. It's actually a roll stuffed with cooked spicy crab, shrimp tempura, avocado, and kabocha, all swathed in a soy wrap and served with spicy ponzu sauce. The Blushing Geisha roll also garners acclaim for its seared pepper tuna with wasabi yuzu dressing. Enjoy any of the innovative dishes at one of the lakeside patio tables—diners say the view is beautiful around sunset.

Yama Sushi on the Lake
27782 Vista Del Lago
Mission Viejo, CA 92692
(949) 716-9262

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Hatam Restaurant Near Eaves Lake Forest Brings Persian and Iranian Food to Mission Viejo

A single meal at Hatam Restaurant is actually more like two or three, according to Yelp reviewers. They say that the portions of Iranian and Persian food at Hatam are so large, it would be almost impossible to eat an entire dish in one sitting. That makes the trip from Irvine or Los Angeles—one that many loyal customers make regularly—even more worth it. Leftovers last customers until at least lunch the next day, and maybe dinner, too.

The other factor that draws patrons to Hatam from near and far? The high quality of its Middle Eastern fare. Customers say that Hatam Restaurant never misses the mark; its food is always fresh and flavorful. When you make the quick drive from Eaves Lake Forest to Hatam, try the shish kabob, the chicken koobideh, the lamb shank, the dolmeh, or the must o'mousir, a few of regulars' favorite eats. You can expect that your food will be served with a smile, no matter what you order.

Hatam Restaurant
25800 Jeronimo Road
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 768-0122

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Reasonably Priced Salon Services: Nice Hair Salon Near Eaves Lake Forest

Nice Hair Salon may have a simple name, but that's only because its stylists' goal is also simple: to give everyone a nice head of hair. Located not far from Eaves Lake Forest, Nice Hair Salon welcomes Lake Forest residents to indulge in a bit of pampering.

They won't blow your budget, either. Nice Hair Salon prices everything affordably, so you should be able to get a new cut, a color, or a professional styling session for a reasonable fee. That doesn't mean that the stylists do a poor job, though. According to regulars of Nice Hair Salon, the beautifiers here are as professional and talented as the staff at an upscale salon, so you can expect high quality service every time. Come by any day other than Tuesday (when the salon is closed) for a quick touch-up or total makeover.

Nice Hair Salon
22821 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630
(949) 951-6200

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